The Use of Marihuana in the Treatment of Alcoholism

  • Chaim M. Rosenberg

Abstract

The past decade has seen an increasing awareness of the impact on man of alcohol abuse. The skid-row stereotype of alcoholism has slowly given way to the realization that this illness ranges from mild and reversible to severe and chronic and that all strata of the population are affected. Not only does alcoholism impair the physical and mental health of the individual but it also diminishes his social and economic well-being and that of his family.

Keywords

Depression Expense Resis Smoke Heroin 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chaim M. Rosenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Boston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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